Jazz leg­ends come to life

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - SHOWS -

THE Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club presents The Bil­lie, Ella & Louis Show, star­ring Dan Bar­nett and Tri­cia Evy (pic­tured) and The An­thony Howe Trio, in the Par­adise Room, at The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast, to­mor­row night. The show marks the Gold Coast de­but of French chanteuse Evy and ac­claimed Syd­ney-based singer/ trom­bon­ist Bar­nett. The mu­si­cians join forces to sa­lute three of the great­est song­smiths to ever swing a phrase – Bil­lie Hol­i­day, Ella Fitzger­ald and Louis Arm­strong. Born on the Caribbean is­land of Guade­loupe, Evy is de­scribed as one of France’s best-known young jazz vo­cal­ists. Her pas­sion for singing is in­spired by artists such as Fitzger­ald, Hol­i­day and Mel Torme. A favourite with Syd­ney au­di­ences at the an­nual Manly Jazz Fes­ti­val, Evy im­bues her per­for­mances with Caribbean in­flu­ences and of­ten sings in French. ‘‘I’m singing with my heart and I put a Caribbean touch in ev­ery song – it’s a part of me,’’ she says. ‘‘I think that when you sing deeply with your heart you can touch peo­ple, no mat­ter what the na­tion­al­ity.’’

The Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club presents The Bil­lie, Ella and Louis Show, in the Par­adise Room at The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast to­mor­row. Doors open 6pm. Show at 7.30pm. Tick­ets $21 mem­bers, $26 vis­i­tors.

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